Age of Conan (AoC) came out like a ball of fire when it was first released, but as time went on, players left as the bugs in the game ultimately defeated the gameplay. When Warhammer and Wrath of the Lich King came out, it was like the final nails in the coffin.
To give Funcom credit, they did not give up and have been going non-stop to fix the game. Over a year after the game first came out, the developers have finally managed to fix the bugs and offered old players a 2 week free trial. Like I had said before; free is always a good price.
Entering the game again means installing the game again for me, and updating the game. My god, there was a lot of updates. I am talking about hours and hours of it. Once done, I enter the game and I am glad to say most (if not all) the bugs are gone. The game is as beautiful as ever and the world of Hyboria was captured well by Funcom. The harsh, violent, chaotic but beautiful world is still there.
There are new areas for the higher levels, the Commons and a new dungeon in Thunder River. There are improvements in the games and if you like the game before, you will love it now. Hyboria is different from the other worlds out there in other MMOs and AoC is the game for you if you are looking for something different.
However, would I play the game again? That’s a different question. The biggest gripe for me in the game is that there seems to be some upgrades in AoC and my system is suffering for it. AoC has always required a good system to play however I never had a problem playing the game before…I do now. The game crashed on me 2-3 times, over a 2 week trial! When I played the game last year, I probably suffered 2-3 crashes in 3 months. The game seems to require a better system to play on than what I am having. Will I upgrade my system just to play a MMO? Sorry but probably not.
However if you have the system for it, AoC may be the game for you. There is a free 2 week trial for all. The download will be a bitch but try it. Like I said earlier; free is always a good price